Now that you’ve decluttered your home from top to bottom, your living space might seem a little sterile and spartan.
You can bring some more color and vibrancy into your home by adding a bouquet of flowers or houseplants to your living room, dining room and kitchen. A variety of floral arrangements, houseplants and succulents can completely change the mood of your home and give your house guest something beautiful to look at.
Here are a few floral arrangement tips from professional florist Shannon Slattery, owner of Fiesta Flowers Plants and Gifts in Tempe AZ, that you can use to bring your recently reclaimed space to life.
The Dining Room Centerpiece
A bouquet of White Hydrangeas, Pink Lisianthus, Pink Larkspur, Anemones, Billy Balls and various eucalyptus greenery is the perfect centerpiece for a dining room table or larger kitchen island.
The colors in this floral arrangement are beautiful and varied with white, pink and yellow flowers bringing out the color in the room and drawing eyes to your dining room or kitchen. You want to have a variation of colors in your dining room centerpiece to ensure that it looks beautiful from every angle.
Dining room arrangements should be fairly large, around two feet across, to ensure that the bouquet properly fills out a normal-sized dining room table.
A larger floral centerpiece requires moderate upkeep. It should be watered with a mixture of the flower food packet and water once-per-day.
A dining room centerpiece is a perfect addition to any home with frequent house guests. A well designed floral centerpiece is the quintessential piece of home décor that will draw your guests’ eyes to your beautiful dining room.
Coffee Table Conversation Starter
A small compote of Lavender roses, Orange Peruvian Lilies, White Larkspur, Purple Wax Flowers and Hot Pink Mini Carnations is the perfect floral piece to spruce up your living room coffee table.
A colorful but smaller centerpiece like this will give your house guests something captivating to congregate around. The modest size of the centerpiece allows guest to see over it and look at each other as well as the beautiful bouquet.
I would recommend adding some leafy greenery to this centerpiece in order to fill out the arrangement and give the centerpiece more dimension. Eucalyptus is great greenery to add to your coffee table piece because it on trend and comes in so many different varieties.
The flowers selected in this centerpiece have a very light smell that can mask any uninvited odors while simultaneously not overpowering your living room or causing allergies to flair.
Upkeep for this centerpiece is moderate and should be watered once-per-day with the flower food packet and water mixture.
Ficus for the Windowsill
Not many things bring out the lushness of a living space like ficus plants on a windowsill or end table. Ficus is one of the most popular houseplants. They are easy to grow and offer a lot of variety with different textures, colors and sizes to fit practically anyone’s personal taste.
They are a very low maintenance plant. They need a little bit of sunlight and only require watering one or two times a week.
I would recommend a ficus plant for any home.
A Modest Succulent
A small succulent is the perfect piece for a home office or an end table. They are a very popular house plant and can bring life to a room. However, I find succulents can be very hard to take care of due to the fact that they need a lot of sunlight and don’t seem to do very well in air-conditioned rooms.
Despite the succulents finicky nature, I would still recommend them for a home, especially on a windowsill, due to being a pretty and versatile house plant.